[aprssig] It's BOB's way or no way!!

Brian B. Riley brianbr at mac.com
Sat Sep 15 16:07:17 CDT 2007

On Sep 15, 2007, at 2:36 PM, Steve Jones wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2007, at 2:17 PM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> Huh?  If he is successful, then he will leave it that way.  And  
>> yes, it will work at that one crutch-digi, but you are setting him  
>> up for failure on his next trip!
>>> Sure, the user has used an incorrect path
>>> but let's correct his mistake, get him on the
>>> air and then help him to understand what he
>>> should be doing.
>> Really?  Who is gong to correct it?  How?  Its working!
> Sorry Bob but I get the feeling you don't bother reading anything  
> that disagrees with your views.
> Others have already commented on the Elmering aspect of amateur  
> radio and how my method supports that.
> If somebody doesn't want to play APRS as you have deemed we should,  
> then we ignore him.
> This seems to come up time and time again in this forum.  If  
> somebody has a view of APRS that differs from you, then they're wrong.
> There seems to be two ways of doing APRS.  Bob's way and the wrong  
> way.

   Well, let me see here, Bob invented APRS, has worked at it for  
coming on two decades and to my continuing amazement keeps putting up  
with this kind of ill mannered abuse that anyone who disagrees with  
him pumps up with some regularity ... and yet he still keeps coming  
up with new ideas long after many of the flashes in the pan have  
fizzled ...

... so my choice is between the guy who invented APRS and has a  
vision of how it should be and the other guy who has a new,  
conflicting vision, and has chosen an ad hominem attack instead of  
offering a counter argument ... or me the choice is easy!

> Sorry for intruding on your forum.  I just thought others might  
> like to know how I use my digi's to educate the newcomers.

   You just don't get it ... by translating RELAY and WIDE, NOONE  
EVER SEES WHAT'S WRONG! That's not Elmering. That's avoiding the  
issue! Albeit well intentioned, but ... dare I say it? It's WRONG!

> I feel sorry for the new guys who stumble upon one of your digi's  
> and wonder why they're not getting in.

  NO, be happy they are gone if  they leave and rejoice if they chose  
to find out it why it doesn't work and fix it. That is how  the real  
world works.

cheers ... 73 de brian  riley,  n1bq , underhill center, vermont
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